En Conservación Estratégica (CSF) ayudamos a los conservacionistas locales a utilizar herramientas económicas para que encuentren soluciones inteligentes y eficientes a los problemas ambientales más urgentes. Desde la creación de CSF en 1998, hemos llevado a cabo numerosos proyectos de análisis en bosques, ríos y ambientes costeros. La mayor parte de nuestro trabajo se ha concentrado en los trópicos, donde los niveles de diversidad biológica son extraordinariamente altos. Para maximizar el alcance y la calidad de nuestro trabajo, incluimos en todos nuestros proyectos a expertos y organizaciones que se destacan en el campo de la conservación.

Funding Guide for Protected Area Management and Implementation at the Municipal-level in Brazil

CSF-Brazil is developing a guide on fundraising and funding strategies for the management and implementation of municipal level protected areas in Brazil.

Protected areas play a crucial role in safeguarding ecosystems and wildlife, and reducing habitat fragmentation. At a local level, protected areas provide essential services like fresh drinking water, protection against natural disasters, and leisure spaces. However, governments often struggle to secure enough funding to establish and manage these areas.

CSF-Brazil is developing a guide for protected area managers and other stakeholders to identify and apply for appropriate and available funding in Brazil. The guide will highlight the most relevant financial mechanisms that are working in Brazil, and link them to the relevant laws. It will also describe the advantages and challenges of each mechanism, with a short description of possible applications, limits of their use, and a brief history of successful cases. In this way, each municipality will be able to understand and choose the mechanism or mechanisms that best apply to their particular circumstances. The guide will ultimately be shared with people involved in protected areas’ management throughout Brazil.

This project is funded by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ), as a part of the “Protected areas and other area-based conservation measures at local government level” project which includes work in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. The project aims to provide local governments with tools to support conservation and wildlife protection.

Photo: South American coati

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